Friday, April 29, 2016

I'm a Copy Cat

The other day I saw a beautiful vignette using blue dishes and it inspired me to gather up some of my blue dishes for a vignette.

And fortunately, I actually had blue and white flowers in the garden.

Just like that, an inspiring photo created a new look in the entry.

I thought it would be fun to create vignettes or just "look alike" photos of some of my favorite pics.

First,  I had to make a run to Trader Joe's where I went a little crazy buying flowers, but these days flowers seem to be my main indulgence.

This photo shared on Instagram by Benita of Chasing Quaintness and  @chasingquaintness inspired a mantel change,

but no Trader Joe's flowers were used here.

I'm loving that I my garden is filled with cutting flowers this spring.

This gorgeous photo shared by June of Laughing With Angels and @laughing_with_angels is all over Instagram and you can see why - every single photo June shares is awesome.

I don't have that sweet little bench so my copy cat photo is slightly different and it won't stay as a vignette because those flowers will end up in various photos throughout the day.

I love the simplicity of this vignette shared on Instagram by Brittany of @frontporchtraditions

so I created my own version on my dining room table with a favorite April Cornell enamel bowl.

When I saw this driftwood garland shared by Darrielle of D.D.'s Cottage and Design (dds_cottage_and_design on Instagram), it reminded me that I started a driftwood project over a year ago.

Yesterday I dug out all the supplies and made a driftwood heart.

I don't have an armoire with the fabulous detail of this one shared by Sandra of @vintageticking,

but I'm happy any time I can find a fun way to display my old quilts.

Anita of Castles Crowns and Cottages and @les_dames_dabord on Instagram is a fabulous photographer and I had to try to copy at least one of her gorgeous photos.

I will never come close to Anita's prowess with a camera, lighting and styling, but I like this display I created on a dining room shelf.

I didn't create the vignette I had planned to copy with these hydrangeas despite the fact that I  literally played with my camera all day and completed few of my chores - now it's time to get ready for my "date" with Steve.

I never got to these flowers either so I guess that means there will be another "Copy Cat" post coming soon.

But, I couldn't stop before I showed you the vignette I copied after seeing this gorgeous shot Michelle of @the_darling_buds posted recently.

It reminded me of the pink Bauer pitcher I have been planning to mail off to Linda of A La Carte and the tablecloth I have been planning to mail to Rita of Panoply - I will mail them soon and explain what has taken so long.

And I leave you with a question, am I the only Copy Cat in blogland?

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Join me at Poofing the Pillows for Thoughts of Home.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Welcome to Share Your Cup #195

Welcome to Share Your Cup (SYC for short) - the party where you share what makes you happy.

It's what your hosts call "filling your cup".

This is Jo's week to choose the features, but first, let’s see what your hosts have been up to.

Jann and I have joined with the ladies of Thoughts of Home for a Garden Party and the link will be up through the end of April so please continue to share new garden themed posts. 

This is Jann's lovely garden and believe you me, Jann and her hubby work really hard to make it look so beautiful.

I shared my garden and I freely admit that I'm being quite lazy this season and just lazying in the garden a lot.

2nd pillow front

Jo from Anne's Attic - design  just celebrated her 2nd anniversary of blogging with a giveaway. The prize was a keepsake pillow designed just for them. She has been making pillows and pillow covers for her shop in town, so stop by and see some unique and fresh ideas.

Now for the features ...

Guest room bedding from ikea

One More Time shared her beautiful and relaxing guest bedroom and what she has added to make her guests feel at home.

Little Chapel in the Woods: Bide-A-While Retreat Part 2 Charming chapel nestled in the woods

Cecilia of  My Thrift Store Addiction shared her Mother - Daughter outing. I want to go visit! This place is so amazing.

At  Fabby's Living we saw a gorgeous cake baked to cure the blues!

Mountain Mama  showed us the wonderful herb garden she created right outside her kitchen door. How handy is that? She also shared her dream garden.

Jolena of While I Linger showed us how she did an updo on her kitchen counter chairs. Wow, what a wonderful change.

Jackie of Maybe It's Just Me shared her love of reading and I can totally relate. I love her description of reading - "It's like dreaming with my eyes open."

Now it's your turn to share. If you have been featured today just grab our button.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

thoughts on a garden . . .

I'm so glad you're here because

it's time for the Garden Party.

I love to have people drop by for a visit especially when we can spend time in the garden.

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am NEVER at a loss for words,

but today, I am relying on the thoughts of others as you visit my garden.

Thanks for dropping by my garden -  now it's time to link up your garden post.

Enjoy visiting all the beautiful gardens at the Garden Party hosted by

Jann of Have a Daily Cup, Jemma of At Home With Jemma, Laura of White Spray Paint, Stacey of Poofing the Pillows and Laura of Decor to Adore.